This is National Police Week in the United States and Canada. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week.
Cayuga County Sheriff David Gould has spent most of his adult life in law enforcement. On Friday’s Finger Lakes Morning News, he asked you to thank an officer, deputy or trooper.
Last week was National Corrections Officers Week. Sheriff Gould said jailers have a very stressful job.
The 37th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service will be held Tuesday morning starting at 11 on the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.